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Altabin



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 24 2006,03:40   

What resolutions do you have for the New Year?

Me, I'm beginning to think that laughing at the UDers is getting old.  Now that they've crossed the line into self-parody, it's becoming uncomfortably close to teasing actual retards.

I pledge to use my spare internet time I would normally have wasted by reading UD for more constructive purposes.  There's a nice Nigerian chap who wants my help transferring some funds out of the country.  And then there's all that online porn I've never got around to looking at (well, not systematically, anyway).

I'm taking the high road here - who's with me?

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Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 24 2006,08:10   

I think it has always been mocking actual retards. At least in the majority of cases.

I resolve to atempt to be more charitable to the lying gits.

  
Russell



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 24 2006,14:06   

I agree with both the above.

My resolution is to steadfastly ignore creationists and all such crackpots until such time as they present at least a minimally credible challenge in some forum that's not a joke.

Not that I regret all the effort I've devoted to it heretofore. There was a moment when it looked like the Forces of Dumb were making a concerted run at school boards, nationwide but especially in my state, Ohio. They had unveiled their WMD (weapon of mass deception): "Intelligent Design Theory". But now that has been revealed as the scam that it is, and appears to be ready to join Pet Rocks and the like in the graveyard of passing fads.

I resolve to use the time saved by ignoring crackpots to non-ridiculous reading. I resolve to check into afdave's three-ring circus for the last time on Dec. 31.

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Kristine



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 24 2006,17:34   

I hereby resolve to forgive them, for perhaps they know not what they do at UDoodle when they excuse Wells' Dadaesque "citations" and his HIV-don't-do-AIDS jive, and when they make their angry knife-in-the-back flashing farts and happy-diploid claims n'such.

I shall try to blind them with science and humor, because ranting and hurling my jingle-skirt in a huff didn't work.

Moreover I do already have resolutions to read certain books and papers, write certain writing projects, get certain grades, survive certain upcoming workplace projects, and show up again finally at certain dance classes.

Plus I have a resolution that I renew every year, which is to try not to get impatient at other people in the mall, to not shove past them or mutter anything under my breath, to take a deep breath and remember that nothing has to be in that big a hurry, to be in the mall (if I must) but not to have the mall be in me.

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ericmurphy



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 24 2006,18:38   

Quote (Russell @ Dec. 24 2006,14:06)
I resolve to use the time saved by ignoring crackpots to non-ridiculous reading. I resolve to check into afdave's three-ring circus for the last time on Dec. 31.

I'll miss your posts, Russell. Yours were some of the more entertaining and informative.

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Occam's Aftershave



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 24 2006,18:45   

I resolve to give AFDave (and his copious CGH evidence) all the consideration and respect he has earned.  ;)

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Russell



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 24 2006,23:24   

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I'll miss your posts, Russell. Yours were some of the more entertaining and informative.
Thank you, Eric. I appreciate that.

I expect to still be a regular at AtBC. That Origins of Life thread, for instance, looks like it could be an informal online course.

I just don't think afdave deserves any more of my time.  Pearls before swine, as some great man once observed.

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 24 2006,23:33   

Quote (Altabin @ Dec. 24 2006,04:40)
What resolutions do you have for the New Year?

Me, I'm beginning to think that laughing at the UDers is getting old.  Now that they've crossed the line into self-parody, it's becoming uncomfortably close to teasing actual retards.

I pledge to use my spare internet time I would normally have wasted by reading UD for more constructive purposes.  There's a nice Nigerian chap who wants my help transferring some funds out of the country.  And then there's all that online porn I've never got around to looking at (well, not systematically, anyway).

I'm taking the high road here - who's with me?

NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I ORDER you not to spend less time reading Uncommonly Dense.

I need several people to read it so that I don't have to.

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And then there's all that online porn I've never got around to looking at


Can't argue with that.

   
BWE



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 03 2007,06:30   

My New Years resolution: This year I am going to dive the bering sea with a group of folks I know who do it every other year. This time I really mean it.

I did a new years dive in Puget sound off Oak Harbor this year in a friend's gear and I realized that if I want to see anything good, I've got to do it soon. Although, We did manage to scare a big octopus up, even in the most likely places the ling cod were absent and no eels or cabizon either. The rockfish were very young. They don't breed when they are young so I am taking it as a sign that the days of puget sound bottomfishing are mostly a thing of the past. We stayed in until the tide drove us out. Yes it is cold but well worth the chill. I will be buying some new gloves and a bunch of new weight before I get on a boat this summer but I will get on the boat!

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